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Bishop Hartmayer Announces Personnel Changes

Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, has announced the following appointments. All assignment are effective August 1, 2019, unless noted otherwise.
  • Reverend Stephen Pontzer
    Pastor, Sacred Heart, Warner Robins
  • Reverend Mariusz Fuks
    Pastor, Most Holy Trinity, Augusta
  • Reverend John Johnson
    Pastor, Saint Matthew, Statesboro
  • Reverend Carlos Pinzón
    Pastor, Saint Juliana, Fort Valley
  • Reverend Jacob Almeter
    Administrator, Our Lady Star of the Sea, St. Marys and St. Francis of Assisi, Folkston
  • Reverend Kevin O’Keefe
    Administrator, Saint Anthony of Padua, Ray City
  • Reverend Vicente Terrazas
    Administrator, Saint Christopher, Claxton, Holy Cross, Pembroke, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sandhill, Saint Jude, Glennville, with residence in Glennville
  • Reverend Jason Adams
    Parochial Vicar, Saint John the Evangelist, Valdosta, San Jose Mission, Lake Park
  • Reverend Tomas Beroch
    Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Warner Robins
  • Reverend Joey Buencamino
    Parochial Vicar, Saint Christopher, Claxton, Holy Cross, Pembroke, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sandhill, with residence in Claxton (June 27, 2019)
  • Reverend Peter Hung Nguyen
    Parochial Vicar, Saint William Church, Saint Simons Island (June 25, 2019)
  • Reverend Patrick May
    Parochial Vicar, Saint James, Savannah
  • Reverend Solomon Kaanan
    Parochial Vicar, Saint Anne, Richmond Hill
  • Reverend Theodore Agba
    Parochial Vicar, Saint Teresa of Avila, Grovetown
  • Reverend Peter Lanshima
    Parochial Vicar, Saint James, Savannah

On presentation of the Reverend Augustine Idra, AJ, Regional Superior of the Apostles of Jesus, Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, has announced the following appointments which are effective August 15, 2019:
  • Reverend Jude Shayo, AJ
    Parochial Administrator, Immaculate Conception, Dublin, St. Mark, Eastman, Holy Redeemer, McRae, St. William, Sandersville, (August 15, 2019)
  • Reverend John Stephen Ariko, AJ
    Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Dublin, St. Mark, Eastman, Holy Redeemer, McRae, St. William, Sandersville

  • Reverend Dawid Kwiatkowski
    On Loan to Diocese of Kielce, Poland
  • Reverend Andrew Larkin
    Study Canon Law at Catholic University
  • Reverend Monsignor Fred Nijem
    Retire (July 31, 2019)
  • Very Reverend Douglas Clark
    Retire (July 31, 2019)
  • Reverend Fredy Angel
    Leave of Absence, June 25 – December 25, 2019

Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. approves the appointment by Sister Maria Lauren Donohue, MSBT of Sister Christine Wiltrakis, MSBT who will join the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity Community in Warner Robins to provide pastoral assistance to parishes throughout the Diocese, effective August 15, 2019.

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